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Welcome to the Electromaker.io Meet a Maker podcast episode 8! We chat with Jay LaCroix, author of Mastering Ubuntu Server about RetroPie, favorite Linux distros, and the value of open-source maker communities.
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Well, the new Picade from Pimoroni is even smaller than a bartop, yet still packs enough power to emulate every home console and the majority of arcade releases up to the millennium. Thanks to the Raspberry Pi 3.
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